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Lothar Matthaus: “Haaland should stay at Dortmund for two years and then go to Madrid”

The legendary German player had his say on the Haaland to Real Madrid rumors

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Lothar Matthaus was one of the best football players Germany have ever produced. A legend at club level for Bayern Munich, he went on to become the most capped player in German National team history and has been selected by Pele as a member of FIFA’s 100 greatest football legends. The former player and manager gave his opinion to #VAMOS on the imminent return of the Bundesliga and the rumors surrounding teenage sensation, Erling Haaland.

“It can be a positive,” he said regarding the return of football to the Bundesliga. “It can serve as an example of how we can return to normalcy”.

Matthaus also took time to speak about the future of one of the great promises of the Bundesliga, Dortmund’s Erling Haaland. “He is a player that would fit in very well at Real Madrid, but he needs to play. He should play two years in Dortmund and then move to Real Madrid,” he concluded.

Despite the rumors, it’s unlikely that a big money signing like Haaland arrives to Real Madrid this summer. The coronavirus pandemic has turned the transfer market on it’s head, with many clubs likely to mitigate their capital expenditures. Though, in the summer of 2021 or 2022, it is likely that Haaland would be a top target for Real Madrid. Especially if the Norwegian continues to perform at an astonishingly high level.